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One Direction – August 29, 2015 at Ford Field → Tickets on Sale Nov. 1
Lamb's Annual Retreat for Songwriters is November 6-9 & 13-16, 2014 in Harbor Springs, MI. info at: www.springfed.org
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UPCOMING CONCERTS – some of the big ones (dates, performers subject to change without notice). To see a lot more concerts, click → Concerts in Metro Detroit and MichiganInsane Clown Posse – October 31, 2014 at The Fillmore Detroit.
Usher wsg August Alsina, DJ Cassidy – November 4, 2014 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Jason Mraz – November 6, 2014 (thursday) at the Fox Theatre.
Motley Crue with Alice Cooper – November 8, 2014 at Joe Louis Arena. Motley Crue's Final Tour, Last Detroit Show.
J. Geils Band – November 14 + 15, 2014 at The Fillmore Detroit.
The Temptations – November 14, 2014 at Andiamo Showroom.
Melissa Etheridge – November 16, 2014 at the Michigan Theatre.
Bob Seger – November 19, 2014 at Dow Event Center.
Stevie Wonder – November 20, 2014 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Brian Setzer Orchestra – November 21, 2014 at the Fox Theatre.
Hunter Hayes – November 22, 2014 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Bush & Our Lady Peace – December 4, 2014 at The Fillmore Detroit.
Kenny Rogers – December 6, 2014 at the Fox Theatre.
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas – December 7, 2014 at the Fox Theatre.
Bob Seger – December 9, 2014 at Van Andel Arena.
Counting Crows – December 9, 2014 at The Fillmore Detroit.
Andrea Bocelli – December 14, 2014 at Joe Louis Arena.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) – December 27, 2014 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Cher with Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo – January 11, 2015 at Van Andel Arena.
Fleetwood Mac – January 20, 2015 at Van Andel Arena.
Billy Idol – February 6, 2015 at The Fillmore Detroit.
Maroon 5 – March 18, 2015 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Neil Diamond – March 20, 2015 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
One Direction – August 29, 2015 at Ford Field.
Above is a Partial List. To see many more concerts, click → List of Upcoming Concerts – which is a combined list of most concerts at The Palace of Auburn Hills, DTE Energy Music Theatre, Freedom Hill, The Fillmore Detroit, Ford Field, Comerica Park, Fox Theatre Detroit, Van Andel Arena, more.
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January 3-4, 2014 (fri-sat) Annual Anti-Freeze Blues Festival – in Ferndale, MI (1 mile north of Detroit). info when available: www.themagicbag.com
January 10-11, 2014 (fri-sat) Secret Friends Fest – at The Loving Touch in Ferndale, MI.
January 16-18, 2014 (thu-sat) Annual Michigan Music Conference (MMC) – in Grand Rapids, MI (West Michigan). website: www.michiganmusicconference.org
January 17, 2014 (fri) Mike Leslie Band Debut Album CD Release Show – at The Magic Bag in Ferndale, MI, just north of Detroit. Debut album is self-titled:
January 18, 2014 (sat) Saint Ridley
January 24 – Feb 1, 2014 Ferndale Blues and Music Festival 2014 – in Ferndale, MI (just north of Detroit). website: www.ferndalebluesfestival.org
January 25, 2014 (sat) 11th Annual MetalFest – at Harpo's in Detroit, MI.
January 30-31, 2015 (fri-sat) Ann Arbor Folk Festival - 38th – at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, MI. website: theark.org/ann_arbor_folk_festival.html
February 1, 2014 (sat) Hip In Detroit - 2nd Anniversary Show – at The Loving Touch in Ferndale, MI. bands and a dj, plus prizes and giveaways. info at: facebook.com/events/556877904386741 + www.hipindetroit.com
February 5-8, 2014 (wed-sat) Berserker music fest at The Loving Touch in Ferndale, MI.
February 7, 2014 (fri) Dilla Day Tribute Concert – at The Fillmore Detroit.
February 8, 2014 (sat) Microbrew & Music Festival - Winter – in Traverse City, MI (Northwest Michigan). website: microbrewandmusic.com
February 8, 2014 (sat) Hear This! Fest – at Diesel Concert Lounge in Chesterfield Twp. 14 bands. hearthispromotions.weebly.com
February 14-15, 2014 (fri-sat) Cooper's Glen Great Lakes Acoustic Music Festival – in Kalamazoo, MI (West Michigan) at The Radisson.
February 19-23, 2014 (wed-sun) Annual Sphinx Competition and Finals Concert – in Detroit. website: www.sphinxmusic.org/
February 22, 2014 (sat) The Hamiltons
February 22, 2014 (sat) 27th Erotic Poetry & Music Festival at Corktown Tavern, 1716 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216. info at www.staticrecords.com/shows.htm
March 1, 2014 (sat) William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition Finals (Voice) – in Flint, MI. website: www.byrdartists.com
March 1, 2014 (sat) Dead in 5
March 6-8, 2014 (thu-sat) Hamtramck Music Festival in Hamtramck, MI (inside Detroit).
March 7, 2014 (fri) Gia Warner
March 29, 2014 (sat) Kaleido
March 29, 2014 (sat) The Falcons 50's Nostalgia Club Spring Dance – at Msgr. Hunt K of C Hall, 7080 Garling Dr, Dearborn Heights, MI. featured entertainment is Street Heart (Detroit Still
April 5, 2014 (sat) Monroe Street Fair Hash Bash Festival – in Ann Arbor, MI.
April 10-12, 2014 (thur-sat) Fuzz Fest – at Woodruff's in Ypsilanti, MI.
April 12, 2014 (sat) Jake's Music Festival – annual benefit concert in Grand Rapids, MI (West Michigan).
April 12, 2014 (sat) Travie P's
April 17, 2014 (thu) Sick
April 18, 2014 (fri) Dual CD Release Party - Ronny Tibbs & the 305's EP
April 18-19, 2014 (fri-sat) Microbrew & Music Festival - Lansing, MI
April 19, 2014 (sat) Cadre
April 19, 2014 (sat) Record Store Day 2014 – website: www.recordstoreday.com
April 21, 2013 (sun) 27th Annual Review Music Awards Ceremony & Celebration – at at the Barts Entertainment Complex in Bay City (East/Mid Michigan). information: www.newreviewsite.com + facebook
April 24-26, 2014 (thu-sat) North American International Banjo Convention NAIBC 2014 – at the Doubletree Hotel in Dearborn, MI (west side of Detroit). website: www.naibc.org
April 24 - May 10, 2014 Gilmore Keyboard Festival – in West Michigan.
April 25, 2014 (fri) Detroit Music Awards 2014 – DMA 23rd Anniversary Ceremony & Show at The Fillmore Detroit in Downtown Detroit. website: www.detroitmusicawards.com
April 25-26, 2014 (fri-sat) Bringin' Back the 80's Festival – in Frankenmuth (mid/east MI, north of Flint). websites: www.80sfest.org + facebook.com
April 30 – May 3, 2014 Metro Times Blowout 17 – in metro Detroit.
May 8, 2014 (thu) New Motor Music Collective - Conference and Musicians Challenge – at Cloverlanes Bowl in Livonia, MI. starts 6 pm. website: www.outtanowhereent.com
May 10, 2014 (sat) Lookin' Back's 5th Annual Bob Seger Birthday Bash (a Bob Seger Tribute) – in Commerce, MI. info: www.tributetoseger.com + facebook + tickets
May 10, 2014 (sat) Ty Stone CD
May 17, 2014 (sat) The Meatmen
May 18, 2014 (sun) Billy Brandt & The Sugarees CD/Album release and Springtime Jamboree at Callahans Music Hall in Auburn Hills, MI. with special guests John Holk & the Sequins and Chris Degnore and the Black Drops. info on facebook
May 24-26, 2014 (sat-mon) Movement 2014 Electronic Music Festival – in Downtown Detroit at Hart Plaza. websites: movement.us + facebook
May 25, 2014 (sun) New Fortune Fest – a New Fortune Records record label 11 bands showcase at the New Dodge Lounge in Hamtramck. "an all day long celebration of the music scene that is Detroit." info at New Fortune Records facebook + Fest facebook event
May 25, 2014 (sun) Laura Rain and the Caesars Official CD Release of
May 30 - June 1, 2014 (fri-sun) WYCD Downtown Hoedown – at Comerica Park in Downtown Detroit. websites: WYCD Hoedown + facebook
June 5-7, 2014 (thu-sat) Jackson Blues Festival – in Jackson, MI (south of Lansing, west of Ann Arbor). websites: jacksonbluesfest.com + facebook
June 7, 2014 (sat) Crispy Music Fest – at Whites Bar in Saginaw, MI.
June 12-15, 2014 (thu-sun) Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival – in Frankenmuth, MI (Mid Michigan). information: www.frankenmuthfestivals.com
June 13-15, 2014 (fri-sun) Noreast'r Music & Art Festival – in Mio, MI (southeast of Gaylord). websites: noreastr.net + facebook
June 13-15, 2014 (fri-sun) Motor City Irish Fest (MCIF) – in Redford, MI (just west of Detroit). information at: facebook
June 13-15, 2014 (fri-sun) Music at Belleville National Strawberry Festival – in Belleville, MI (west of Detroit). website: www.nationalstrawberryfest.com
June 14, 2014 (sat) FreeMusic Fest (FMF) – in Freeland, MI (Mid/East Michigan).
June 14-29, 2014 Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival – in Southeast Michigan.
June 19-21, 2014 (thu-sat) Kalamazoo Island Festival – in West Michigan.
June 20-21, 2014 (fri-sat) Alpena Blues Festival – in Alpena, MI (northeast lower peninsula). websites: www.alpenablues.com + facebook
June 21, 2014 (sat) Spirit of the Woods Folk Festival – in Brethren, MI (northwest lower peninsula). website: www.spiritofthewoods.org/festival.html
June 25-27, 2014 (wed-fri) Dunesville Music Festival 2014 – in Lake Ann, MI (northwest Michigan). websites: dunesvillemusicfestival.com + facebook
June 26-29, 2014 (thu-sun) Electric Forest Festival – in Rothbury, MI, at the Double JJ Ranch (Western MI). websites: www.electricforestfestival.com + facebook
June 26-29, 2014 (thu-sun) St. Stan's A.C. Polish Festival – in Bay City, MI (East/Mid Michigan). information: facebook.
June 27-28, 2014 (fri-sat) JuneGrass Bluegrass Music Festival – in Lowell, MI (West Michigan). information: www.wmbma.org/festivals/junegrass/junegrass.html
June 27-29, 2014 (fri-sun) Stars and Stripes Festival – at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heights, MI. websites: www.starsandstripesfest.com + facebook
TBA Orion Music and More Festival – on Belle Isle in Detroit.
July 3-5, 2015 Federation of Electronic Music Technology and DEMF – at Ford Field in Detroit. websites: femt.us + demf.us + facebook
July 3-6, 2014 (thu-sun) Cedar Polka Fest – in Cedar, MI (Northwest Michigan).
July 5 + July 10-13, 2014 Concert of Colors – Diversity Festival – in Midtown Detroit.
July 8-13, 2014 (tue-sun) Common Ground Music Festival – in downtown Lansing, MI.
July 9-12, 2014 (wed-sat) Music at River Raisin Festival – in Blissfield, MI.
July 10-13, 2014 (thu-sun) Uncle Sam Jam – in Woodhaven, MI (Downriver, south of Detroit). websites: www.unclesamjamfest.com + facebook
July 10-12, 2014 (thu-sat) Kalamazoo Blues Festival (KBF) – in Kalamazoo (West Michigan). information: www.kvba.org/?page_id=206 + facebook
July 11-12, 2014 (fri-sat) Michigan Elvisfest – in Ypsilanti, MI.
July 11-13, 2014 (fri-sun) American Polish Festival & Craft Show – in Sterling Heights, MI (north of Detroit). website: www.americanpolishfestival.com
July 11-13, 2014 (fri-sun) Blissfest – 34th Annual – in Harbor Springs, MI (northwest tip of lower peninsula). details at: www.blissfest.org
July 12, 2014 (sat) Hot Blues and BBQ - 7th Annual – in Lake Orion, MI (northwest of Detroit). website: www.hotbluesandbbq.com
July 17-19, 2014 (thu-sat) Beaver Island Music Festival – on Beaver Island, near Charlevoix. website: www.beaverislandmusicfestival.com
July 18-19, 2015 [tentative date](sat-sun) Michigan Vet Fest Music Festival
July 18-19, 2014 (fri-sat) Crash Detroit - Festival of Street Bands and Art – at various locations in Detroit. Music and art festival features lots of brass bands, marching bands and street art. website: crashdetroit.org
July 18-20, 2014 (fri-sun) Faster Horses Festival – at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI. websites: fasterhorsesfestival.com + facebook
July 18-20, 2014 (fri-sun) Hiawatha Festival – in Marquette, MI (U.P.).
July 19, 2014 (sat) Tilted Axes: Detroit (313) – Music for Mobile Electric Guitars – in Midtown Detroit. information: www.peppergreenmedia.com
July 20, 2014 (sun) Michigan Jazz Festival – in Livonia at Schoolcraft College (west of Detroit). websites: www.michiganjazzfestival.org + facebook.com
July 21-26, 2014 (thu-sat) Marshall Bluegrass Festival – 15th Annual – in Marshall, MI, at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds. website: marshallbluegrassfestival.com
July 24-26, 2014 (thur-sat) Sterlingfest Art and Music Fair – in Sterling Heights, MI (just north of Detroit). information on: http://www.sterling-heights.net/ + facebook
July 25-27, 2014 (fri-sun) Music at St. Clair Riverfest – in St. Clair, MI (northeast of Detroit). website: www.stclairriverfest.com
July 26, 2014 (sat) Flint Folk Music Festival – in Flint, MI.
July 26, 2014 (sat) New Country on the River – at Elizabeth Park in Trenton, MI. Lonestar headlines the third annual in 2014. Also performing are Ty Stone, Jo Caine, more. information at: 99.5 WYCD
July 31 – August 3, 2014 (thu-sun) Woodtick Music Festival – in the U.P.
August 1-3, 2014 (fri-sun) Imminent Disclosure Camp Out Music Festival – in Lenox Twp.
August 1-3, 2014 (fri-sun) The East Ports Blues Festival – in Port Sanilac, MI.
August 2, 2014 (sat) Backpack Music Festival – on Belle Isle, Detroit.
August 2, 2014 (sat) Memphis Blues Festival Michigan – in Memphis, MI (northeast of Detroit, a little southwest of Port Huron). information: facebook
August 6-9, 2014 (wed-sat) Unity (Unity Christian Music Festival) – in Muskegon, MI.
August 7-9 & August 14-16, 2014 (thu-sat) Frankenmuth Summer Music Fest – in Frankenmuth (Mid-MI). information: www.frankenmuthfestivals.com + facebook
August 7-10, 2014 (thu-sun) Farmfest – in Johannesburg (northern lower peninsula).
August 7-10, 2014 (thu-sun) River Raisin Jazz Festival – in Monroe (lower Southeast MI).
August 8-9, 2014 (fri-sat) CowPie Music Fest – in Alaska, MI (a little southeast of Grand Rapids). websites: on www.cowpiemusicfestival.com + facebook
August 8-10, 2014 (fri-sun) Great Lakes Folk Festival – in East Lansing, MI.
August 8-10, 2014 (fri-sun) Music at Milford Memories Summer Festival – in Milford, MI (northwest of Detroit). info on: www.milfordmemories.com
August 8-10, 2014 (fri-sun) Grand Marais Music and Arts Festival – in the U.P. (upper peninsula). information: grandmaraismichigan.com (events tab) + facebook
August 8-17, 2014 Cheeseburger in Caseville – (Caseville is in Michigan's thumb).
August 9, 2014 (sat) Dirt Fest – at Birch Run Expo Center (north of Flint).
August 14-16, 2014 (thu-sat) Milan Bluegrass Festival – in Milan, MI (lower Southeast MI).
August 15-17, 2014 (fri-sun) Hoxeyville Music Festival – in Wellston, MI.
August 15-17, 2014 (fri-sun) Ypsilanti Heritage Festival – at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti, MI (west of Detroit). websites: www.ypsilantiheritagefestival.com + facebook
August 16, 2014 (sat) Muskegon Rockstock – at Heritage Landing in Muskegon, MI (Western Michigan). websites: www.muskegonrockstock.com + facebook.
August 16, 2014 (sat) Music at the Woodward Dream Cruise – bands, performers, djs, will be doing music at various stages and venues throughout the cruise route. more info on www.woodwarddreamcruise.com
August 16, 2014 (sat) Mad Decent Block Party Detroit – at Meadow Brook Music Festival in Rochester Hills, MI. websites: www.maddecentblockparty.com + www.maddecent.com + facebook. All ages, electronic and hip hop music.
August 21-24, 2014 (thu-sun) Midland Folk Music Festival - 21st Annual – in Midland, MI (Mid Michigan). information: www.folkmusicsociety.org/p/folk-festival.html
August 22-23, 2014 (fri-sat) Microbrew & Music Festival - Summer – in Traverse City, MI (Northwest Michigan). website: microbrewandmusic.com
August 22-23, 2014 (fri-sat) Great Lakes Gathering - Irish Festival – at First Merit Bank Event Park in Saginaw, MI, across the street from the Dow Event Center. website: www.greatlakesgathering.com
August 22-24, 2014 (fri-sun) Blues By The Bay – 13th Annual – in East Tawas, MI (East Michigan). website: bluesbythebaytawas.org
August 22-24, 2014 (fri-sun) Porcupine Mountains Music Festival - 10th Annual – in the U.P. (upper peninsula). websites: www.porkiesfestival.org + facebook
August 22-24, 2014 (fri-sun) Sun Dried Music Festival - 5th Annual – in Mason, MI (near Lansing).
August 23, 2014 (sat) Harsens Island Bluegrass Festival – in East Michigan.
TBA 2014 Cosmic Slop Music Festival – in Detroit, MI.
August 29-31, 2014 (fri-sun) Marquette Area Blues Fest – in Marquette, MI (U.P., upper peninsula). website: www.marquetteareabluessociety.org/festival.php
August 29 – September 1, 2014 (fri-mon) Arts, Beats & Eats Festival (Ford Arts, Beats & Eats) – in Royal Oak, MI (just north of Detroit).
August 29 – September 1, 2014 (fri-mon) Detroit Jazz Festival - 35th Annual – at Hart Plaza, Downtown Detroit Riverfront. website: www.detroitjazzfest.com
August 29 – September 1, 2014 (fri-mon) Michigan On Mute – at Rocky's Pub in Riverview, MI (Downriver). website: www.michiganonmute.com
August 30, 2014 (sat) Michigan Music Festival 2014 – at Saint Andrew's Hall and The Shelter in Detroit.
August 30, 2014 (sat) Thumbfest – in Lexington (in Michigan's Thumb).
September 5-6, 2014 (fri-sat) Brighton's Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival – in Brighton, MI (northwest of Detroit). official information: www.brightoncoc.org/ + facebook
September 5-7, 2014 (fri-sun) Wheatland Music Festival – in Remus, MI (Mid Michigan).
September 6, 2014 (sat) Music at Dally in the Alley – in Detroit.
September 12-14, 2014 (fri-sun) Michigan Irish Music Festival – in Downtown Muskegon (West Michigan). websites: www.michiganirish.org + facebook
TBA 2015 [next year] Music at DIY Street Fair (Do-It-Yourself) – in Ferndale, MI. websites: diystreetfair.com + facebook
September 19-20, 2014 (fri-sat) Forever Festival – electronic music festival at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heights, MI (north of Detroit). information at: freedomhill.net
September 19-20, 2014 (fri-sat) FallFest Bluegrass Festival – in Lowell, MI (West Michigan)
September 19-20, 2014 (fri-sat) Old Town BluesFest – in Lansing. Annual Free blues festival with national, regional, and local acts. info on facebook
September 19-21, 2014 (fri-sun) Flat Rock Riverfest – at Huroc Park in Flat Rock, MI (south of Detroit). websites: flatrockriverfest.com + facebook + www.flatrockmi.org
September 25-27, 2014 (thu-sat) Midwest Fest VII (MWFest) – at Hunter's Ale House in Mount Pleasant, MI (Mid Michigan). websites: mwfest.com + facebook. 7th annual festival featuring music from all over the Midwest, 16 bands.
September 26-27, 2014 (fri-sat) Oktoberfest West Michigan – in Grand Rapids, MI (West Michigan). website: www.oktoberfestwestmichigan.com
October 4, 2014 (sat) 29th Michigan State Championship Old-Time Fiddlers Contest – in New Boston, MI (southwest of Detroit).
October 15-18, 2014 (wed-sat) Edgefest 18th Annual – in Ann Arbor, MI.
October 16-19, 2014 (thu-sun) Mackinac Island Songwriterʼs Workshop – on Mackinac Island, MI.
October 17-18, 2014 (fri-sat) Big Country Fest – in Frankenmuth, MI.
October 18, 2014 (sat) Annual WHFR Record Show – at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, MI. website: www.whfr.fm/recordshow
TBA Mackinac Island Music Festival – on Mackinac Island, MI.
November 6-9 & 13-16, 2014 Lamb's Retreat for Songwriters – 20th Annual – in Harbor Springs (northwest tip of lower peninsula). full information at: www.springfed.org
November 15, 2014 (sat) Echo Fest V – at the Loving Touch in Ferndale, MI. Experimental and psychedelic music, visuals, 12 local and regional bands, two stages. info on facebook
November 22-23, 2014 (sat-sun) Fall Metal Fest 5 – at Diesel Concert Lounge in Chesterfield, MI (northeast of Detroit). approx 20 bands, ages 18+. www.dieselconcertlounge.net
December 6, 2014 (sat) 42nd Annual Noel Night in Midtown Detroit
December 14, 2014 (sun) The Boa Constrictors 2nd Annual Toys for Tots Fudraiser – at Callahan's Music Hall in Auburn Hills, MI. Starts at 4 pm, Admission is a $10 unwrapped toy or $10 cash donation. Performances by The Boa Constrictors and other Detroit Blues Acts. info at theboaconstrictors.com + facebook
TBA 2014 (sat) Jingle Ballz – local rock and metal bands at The Crofoot in Pontiac, MI. annual event, info when available: www.thecrofoot.com/events
TBA 2014 (sun) 101 WRIF Rock 4 Tots in metro Detroit. 6th in 2013. Lots of bands rock the house to raise money for children's Christmas presents. info when available at www.wrif.com/events/
December 25, 2014 (thursday) Christmas
TBA 2014 Motor City Movement – Dance Choreographers Showcase – at The Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, MI. information when available: www.thecrofoot.com/events
December 31, 2014 (wednesday night) New Year's Eve Parties throughout all Michigan. Enjoy Great Music Entertainment!
CONCERT SERIES AND MUSIC SERIES throughout Michigan
Rockin' on the Riverfront Summer Concerts – Detroit, MI – Annual, Free Admission classic rock concerts at the GM Riverfront Plaza (back of GM Renaissance Center) in Downtown Detroit, a collaboration with WCSX.
Sonic Lunch - Ann Arbor, MI – annual. Bank of Ann Arbor's Sonic Lunch is a Free outdoor summer concert series at Liberty Plaza on Thursdays at lunch time from June to August.
New Center Park Concerts and Music Nights – Detroit, MI – annual. June to September. Some events are free, some charge admission.
Chene Park Jazz Series – Detroit, MI – June 11 to August 13, 2014. Rain or shine, all patrons require a ticket.
Friday Night Concert Series – Northville, MI – All Concerts are Free. annual, end of May to end of August.
White Crow Conservatory of Music Concert Series - Saginaw, MI – It also has workshops, festivals and special events throughout the year.
Manitou Music Festival (MMF) Concert Series - Leelanau County – Annual in July and August, in the Northwest Lower Peninsula. various types of music.
Ten Pound Fiddle Concert and Dance Series – Lansing, MI – contra and square dances, all are taught, callers call out the moves to a live band.
Bach Festival of Kalamazoo Concert Series – in Kalamazoo (Southwest MI). Annual, in or near April.
MAMA's Coffee House Concert Series – Bloomfield Hills, MI – Winter/Spring and Fall series. It's a nonprofit organization and a production of Michigan Acoustic Musicians Alliance (MAMA) and Birmingham Unitarian Church.
Music in the Park Summer Concert Series - Mackinac Island, MI – annual. June to August. Concerts are free, presented by the Mackinac Arts Council.
Find More Music Events in Michigan, including Local Music Bars and Clubs
Metro Times – List of Music Events – in metro Detroit. performers, events at bars and venues. searchable.
Playing Here – Michigan – local music calendar arranged by city & venue on playinghere.com
Flint Area and Genesee County Music Events – list includes dates, descriptions, event links.
Detroit Area Blues Events – throughout the year. one continually updated page of event dates, location, artists, and contact info listed by the Detroit Blues Society (DBS). also see DBS Official Events.
U.P.Bands.com – their list of festivals includes all of the upper peninsula and northern Wisconson.
Freep.com Music News – Detroit Free Press online, page has link to current week music events.
Fusicology Detroit Events – underground, house, freestyle, soul ...
Frankenmuth Festivals – in Frankenmuth (Mid-MI).
Cranbrook Music Guild – in Bloomfield Hills, MI. classical/chamber music events.
JAM NIGHTS and OPEN MIC
Jazz Events and Jams in Mid Michigan – listed by the Jazz Alliance of Mid-Michigan (JAMM).
Open Jam Nights Facebook Page – Metro Detroit and Michigan – "Local Places where Musicians and anyone can go to and Listen or Participate in and Show thier Talent or just wanna cut loose and meet new friends who love to do the same. So if YOU Host 1 or 5 of them or attend 1 on a weekly basis Post the Venue, Day+Time here! So Everyone here will know where to go."
Open Mic Nights – Michigan – many are listed on openmikes.org
Acoustic Jam Night at Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center – First and Third Tuesday of every month, year round, for beginner and experienced alike. It has become a community gathering with upwards of 35 Michigan musicians playing at any given time, a mix of old gospel, country, bluegrass, and folk music. Cost is $4 each (kids 12 & under are free).
Submissions for Music Events in Michigan
Except for specific submission pages below, if you want to perform at events listed on this page, visit event websites for application/submission pages or to contact them directly to get details on who books their music entertainment.
Arts, Beats & Eats – submissions start in February. annually has over 200 music performances on ten stages.
Stars & Stripes Festival, Uncle Sam Jam, St. Clair Riverfest, Harley Fest, Rocking on the Riverfront Concert Series, Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, Opening Act slots at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre. click → Band Submission Page at FunFest Productions Inc. – starting mid-February.
WYCD Detroit Downtown Hoedown Local Band Submission - country music fest, submissions usually accepted starting in February.
Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair – submissions start in February.
Metro Times Blowout Submissions Page – Michigan bands musicians only – submissions usually accepted in February.
Dirt Fest – submissions start in February, deadline in June. Annual event held at Birch Run Expo Center (north of Flint) in early August. Lots of bands, 4 stages, different styles of music.
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